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  • 30 Days for DUI Manslaughter

    Yikes. So Donte Stallworth signs a $4.5M contract, goes out and gets drunk, and while DUI kills a guy with his Bentley. Punishment? 30 days in the hole (that's what they give ya!).

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/31378738/ns/sports-nfl/

    I guess Martha Stewart should have killed somebody to try and get her sentence reduced, sheesh.

  • #2
    I was shocked at first. I figured at least 5 years. He does get 2 years of house arrest, 8 years probation and never gets a driver license again, ever. The victim's family seems ok with it. He did accept full responsibility so the wrongful death lawsuit will be handled out of court of course. We also simply lock up too many people in this country, so this may not be completely out of line. Now if he ever gets behind the wheel again, especially drunk, he will be doing the long time, least he should. Goodell should also hit him with a 1 year suspension which should cause the Browns to release him. He isn't that great of a receiver so I don't see him getting another big contract after this. The man isn't exactly getting a free pass here. Though if you do take away the money factor, I doubt the victim's family would be ok with this sentence.

    After the real estate ponzi scheme ruin so many lives I don't see Martha's victimless crime as victimless at all.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mep
      After the real estate ponzi scheme ruin so many lives I don't see Martha's victimless crime as victimless at all.
      Maybe you should go familiarize yourself with the particulars of Martha's case before you make a bunch of uninformed statements that have no basis in fact. :poke:
      With a shovel...

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      • #4
        This bothers me so much. Instead of making examples out of the celebrities/stars, all of which people look up to, they glorify their status even further.

        I hate that crap. DUI manslaughter is DUI manslaughter, whether it was a star or not behind the wheel...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jon Liu
          This bothers me so much. Instead of making examples out of the celebrities/stars, all of which people look up to, they glorify their status even further.

          I hate that crap. DUI manslaughter is DUI manslaughter, whether it was a star or not behind the wheel...
          Take it a step further, manslaughter is manslaughter, whether committed with a gun, or a vehicle.
          About a pubic hair away from being banned!

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          • #6
            Another good point. Pisses me off...

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            • #7
              If it's consistent with what others in his situation - lack of previous record, accepting responsibility, etc. - receive for that specific offense then I guess it's "fair", where fair means the same as everyone else (not more because he's a celeb or less because he's a celeb).

              It's just initially jarring that DUI manslaughter only results in 30 days.

              And I'm no fan of Martha but she wasn't involved in anything even resembling a ponzi scheme.

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              • #8
                There's a sad precedent for this. Look at Leonard Little. Honestly, I guess I can't ***** too much since the victim's family was pushing for this agreement as well. Only once in my life have I ever driven intoxicated, and I regretted it as soon as I got behind the wheel. I am always VERY careful now when I'm going out an drinking.

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                • #9
                  Just an honest question here. Does anyone know of someone who has gotten house arrest that wasn't a celebrity?

                  Reading the article it sounds like the pedestrian may have been at fault. A BAC of .126 while clearly illegal, isn't **** faced drunk, he may have killed him even if he hadn't been drinking. Not defending drinking and driving, just saying...

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                  • #10
                    Who's Martha?
                    About a pubic hair away from being banned!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by graphicguy
                      Who's Martha?
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_stewart

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                      • #12
                        I remember this time trying to stop my buddy's brother from driving drunk. He was totally sloshed but built like Hulk: I couldn't physically stop him. When we get to the car, him stumbling all over the place, he fumbles for the keys and the lock, seems like forever and I'm telling him he shouldn't drive, he finally opens the door. Just across from us in the parking lot this cop car puts his flashers on. They have been watching us. The officer steps out of his car and says:" that's really smart, driving in that condition". I answer "officer we are way to drunk to be anywhere near smart but now that you mention it we better walk...". And to by buddy's brother " get out of the car you ****ing asshole, get out!". He finally gets out and they let us go!

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                        • #13
                          Seems like he got off light to me, too.

                          I remember I drove one time when I had drank too much. Got pulled over, and taken in. I blew a .06 and they took me back to my car and let me go, since I was well behaved and all. Scared the **** out of me and I've never done it again....that was over 10 years ago.
                          Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mep
                            He does get 2 years of house arrest, 8 years probation and never gets a driver license again, ever.
                            I'm not sure I consider that light. Add on to that the publicity and the guilt. What purpose would be served by make him sit in a prison for a longer time? Vengeance? If he repeat offends throw the book at him.

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                            • #15
                              I also heard he has to watch videos of the Steeler's super bowl wins 24/7.

                              The 30 days will seem like 30 years.

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